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  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam

    As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture. See how you do. Challenge your friends. And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
  • Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors

    Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors
    A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films. In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
  • 'Walking Dead,' Oscars, Grammys and Super Bowl top TV's most-tweeted list

    'Walking Dead,' Oscars, Grammys and Super Bowl top TV's most-tweeted list
    Here's another 2014 victory for "The Walking Dead": The AMC drama ranks as TV's most-tweeted series by a wide margin. According to stats released Monday by Nielsen, the zombie saga this year generated an average of 576,000 tweets per episode (with the...
  • Filmmakers see a bigger message in Russia's 'Leviathan'

    The Russian film "Leviathan" is the story of a man fighting to save his home, his livelihood, his family, his dignity and his life, building a sweep and scope that is at once personal and epic. Its dense combination of inspirations may include the...
  • She did the work, he took the credit

    According to Amy Adams (presumably a reliable source in this matter), octogenarian artist Margaret Keane had never heard of the actress when approached last year and asked, "Are you OK with Amy Adams playing you?" "She was like, 'Who's Amy Adams?'"...
  • Grammy winners headline festival

    Three Grammy-award winning singers will headline the 18th annual Mount Dora Music Festival in February. Country star Suzy Bogguss, who also is an acoustic guitarist, will kick off the four-day event on Feb. 19. The 57-year-old songwriter is a versatile...
  • The Alewives: Our annual awards for arts futility

    The Alewives: Our annual awards for arts futility
    The hubbub over hack-attacked Sony's release of "The Interview" was too big, too serious, too far-reaching to qualify for the Alewife Awards. Since 1996 these prizes, named after the stinky fish that used to wash up regularly on Chicago's beaches, have...
  • Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

    Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood
    With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s. Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)...
  • Sean Penn-Charlize Theron engagement 'all speculation,' his rep says

    Sean Penn-Charlize Theron engagement 'all speculation,' his rep says
    In this edition of the secret life of Sean Penn and Charlize Theron they're reportedly engaged. But are they really? We'll get to that in a sec. The "The Secret Wife of Walter Mitty" actor reportedly popped the question while vacationing with the...
  • Beautiful trends from 2014 to carry into 2015

    Beautiful trends from 2014 to carry into 2015
    About now, most people are probably saying good riddance to 2014 and hoping for a better 2015. But when it comes to fashion and beauty, there are trends from 2014 I'm hoping to see more of in the new year. --Flare came back into denim, and hooray...
  • Midseason TV preview: 'Better Call Saul,' 'Empire,' 'The Odd Couple' among the fresh fare

    Who will win Lady Mary's heart on "Downton Abbey"? Is there any life left in "American Idol"? Are Hannah and her "Girls" friends finally ready to grow up? Can Larry Wilmore fill Stephen Colbert's late-night shoes? These are among the key questions as...